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2019 GASPA Spring Conference



2019 Spring GASPA Conference

Reimagining Retention

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May 29 – 31, 2019

The King and Prince Resort Beach & Golf Resort

The Georgia Association of Personnel Administrators is pleased to announce the 2019 GASPA Spring Conference on May 29 – 31, 2019 at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  A tentative agenda will be posted on our GASPA website.  (http://gaspanet.org) soon.   

You will enjoy spending time with Jeff Butler, our keynote speaker, as he presents Maximizing Millennial Tenure and Leveraging their Potential.  Jeff Butler is a speaker, author and passionate millennial who helps organizations improve their retention of millennial employees.  Jeff has been in the trenches of what it means to be a millennial and what it takes to retain and keep them engaged.  Butler has quickly built his reputation as a memorable presenter with tangible solutions for attracting, retaining, and engaging Millennials as employees.  He is the author of two books The Authentic Workplace and The Key to the New You.

Phil Hartley will be presenting an always informative legal issues update.  The Professional Standards Commission will provide important certification updates.   Karen Wyler and Kathy Reese of the Georgia Department of Education will be presenting a session on Support from the Start:  P20 Partnerships and Collaborating to Support Induction Phase Educators and their Mentors. 

A Pre-Conference Session is planned – All about Personnel Records – What to keep, how long to keep them, and open records request.  This session will be led by Randy Howard, Bibb County Schools’ In-House Attorney. 

A continental breakfast and a box lunch will be available for those who attend the pre-conference session.   

Other sessions will include Induction Programs and Retention Strategies, You cannot Lead if you do not Stick Around:  Developing Longevity as a Leader, Managing Multi Generations in the Workplace, and ADA:  Overview, Accommodations and the Interactive Process.

Hotel reservations can be made online at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  Cutoff date when rooms are released to the general public is April 25, 2019.    

Standard room rate is $199, Resort View rate is $199, Partial Oceanview rate is $214, and Oceanfront rate is $229.  There is a limited number of rooms in each category so reserve rooms early.

Hotel Reservations at the King and Prince 


PLEASE NOTE:  Online credit cards payments are available.  Online registrations after May 15, 2019 will need to use the credit card option.  All payments by check must be received by May 15, 2019.  Online registration CUT OFF is May 22, 2019.   

Payments by check should be made directly to the GAEL office at P.O. Box 6445, Athens, GA 30604.


Refund Policy for this event –Cancellations must be received no later than May 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm to be considered for reimbursement. Contact Wilma Widmer if a cancellation is required or if you need additional assistance.   (770-687-1299 or wwidmer@gaspa-hr.com)   

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